Metal Life Album Review: SYMPHONY X – Underworld
Epic, enthralling, and all encompassing are just a few of the many descriptions that could be thrown about when discussing Underworld, Symphony X’s upcoming release that is certain to become another piece of music history. From the incredible orchestral movements and complex rhythms to Russel’s soaring vocals and Lepond’s bass work, each song is rich in detail. Inspired by Dante’s Inferno, Underworld is a complex collection of standalone songs that flow seamlessly from start to finish. While most of the music is heavy and hard edged, a few “softer” songs were grafted in that are rich in melody and darkly brilliant. With songs drawing on concepts of destiny, love, loss, and revenge, fans will find themselves relating to quite a lot of material.
The band has stated that they put a great deal of effort into making certain that the entire album was created with every detail in mind, and the excellence of their handiwork certainly shows. The production value is simply fantastic. Show these monsters of Prog metal some love by buying the album come July 24th! You won’t be disappointed.
As a side note, September marks the return of Symphony X to the stage, with fellow Jersey natives Overkill, and I, with great enthusiasm, recommend seeing these cats live.